Doreen Lawrence aims to be 'voice for ordinary people'

Race equality campaigner Doreen Lawrence said she wants to use her House of Lords peerage to "give a voice to ordinary people".

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence also admitted she was "nervous" about her new role as a Labour peer.


Former Met chief to be a peer

Former Met Police deputy commissioner Brian Paddick, JCB boss Sir Anthony Bamford, Doreen Lawrence and Ministry of Sound mogul James Palumbo are among those to be made peers in the House of Lords